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Subject: Re: Recording with the Archos recorder

Re: Recording with the Archos recorder

From: Cathy De Viney <ccdeviney_at_cox.net>
Date: 2005-05-21

Are you SURE the battery in your pre-amp is good?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Skarstad" <toonhead5@comcast.net>
To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2005 8:56 PM
Subject: Re: Recording with the Archos recorder

> hi again guys
> Well, I believe it's a problem with the Archos itself. I just tried a
> regular, standard computer microphone on the archos, and still the same
> result, absolutely, positively nothing works. I believe I've gone through
> everything I can do here, and it still won't work. So, is it really a
> problem with the archos, or is it just operator error at fault here? if it
> is, i won't feel offended if yousay so. Note I've also tried using the
> pre=-amp and that did not work either.
> So, I am thoroughly stumped.
>
> At 07:56 PM 5/20/2005, you wrote:
>>grasping for a solution ...you are aware that there is a "gain" (for lack
>>of a better word) control on the archos mic?
>>
>>I'm in the middle of transfering my tapes to mp3 - and you CAN hear the
>>source through the headphones, at all times (recording or not) - so your
>>problem seems to be in either a) source selection or b) faulty hardware
>>
>>(For note I am still using Rockbox 2.4 as released on my homepage.)
>>
>>BC
>>
>>>If the mic has a battery, have you tried changing it?
>>>
>>>----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Skarstad"
>>><toonhead5@comcast.net>
>>>To: "Glenn at home" <GlennErvin@cableone.net>; "Rockbox development"
>>><rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
>>>Sent: Friday, May 20, 2005 7:17 PM
>>>Subject: Re: Recording with the Archos recorder
>>>
>>>
>>>>Hi Glenn
>>>>I have pressed the play button in all my experiments.
>>>>I haven't tried hooking up the recorder to a line-in source but that's
>>>>not a bad idea. What confuses me is that this is a regular mic that
>>>>plugs in directly to the recorder, but it still doesn't seem to work.
>>>>the only mic I can use is the internal one and given the amount of money
>>>>I spent I really would rather use the one I got with it. so I'm really
>>>>no further along than where I was before, but thanks for the
>>>>suggestions.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>At 06:51 PM 5/20/2005, you wrote:
>>>>>Sounds like possibly you are leaving out the last step of pushing the
>>>>>play
>>>>>button, to start the recording.
>>>>>But didn't you say you have successfully done this with the internal
>>>>>mic?
>>>>>Try adjusting the recording quality, and maybe something in there will
>>>>>make
>>>>>a difference.
>>>>>Also, have you ever tried recording from a real line-in source? i.e.,
>>>>>like
>>>>>plugging in the RCA to 1 eighth inch plug, into a stereo and see if it
>>>>>works?
>>>>>If it does, then there is something with the mic, like a low battery or
>>>>>something.
>>>>>Glenn
>>>>>
>>>>>----- Original Message -----
>>>>>From: "Chris Skarstad" <toonhead5@comcast.net>
>>>>>To: <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
>>>>>Sent: Friday, May 20, 2005 1:31 PM
>>>>>Subject: Recording with the Archos recorder
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>Hi folks
>>>>>Yep, the subject line appears to be a bit stupid, but just hang with me
>>>>>here. I can't seem to get it to record anything. To give you an idea,
>>>>>I'll
>>>>>run down the steps I took so you'll know where I am in the process.
>>>>>1. I go to the recording settings menu in Rockbox and choose my
>>>>>source. I
>>>>>have an external mic,it's actually the one made by Archos so it should
>>>>>definitely work with it. It works on other things so the mic definitely
>>>>>works properly.
>>>>> so I'm guessing the correct choice here would be line-in.
>>>>> So, I choose that.
>>>>>2. In the directory section I have it set to current directory. In my
>>>>>case
>>>>>this is called recordings. so now the unit *should* know where to place
>>>>>any
>>>>>recordings I make.
>>>>>3. I plug in the mic to the line-in jack and start recording. When I'm
>>>>>done, I press the stop/off button which takes me back to the recording
>>>>>screen in rockbox.
>>>>>
>>>>>However, I also have headphones plugged in but can not hear myself
>>>>>through
>>>>>the headphones while the recording is happening. When I chose the
>>>>>internal mic as my source I can definitely hear myself, but with
>>>>>nothing
>>>>>else.
>>>>>Also, when I hook the unit to the computer to transfer my file i made
>>>>>to
>>>>>it, the recordings folder is empty, and there don't seem to be any
>>>>>traces
>>>>>of an actual recording even happening. So, what am I doing wrong? I
>>>>>know
>>>>>it's got to be one very simple step and I'll probably feel like a total
>>>>>idiot when I learn what it is, lol. But I've tried everything I know,
>>>>>and
>>>>>the only mic that seems to work in any tests I've done is the internal
>>>>>one.
>>>>>and as I said before the mic itself works and I can hear myself just
>>>>>fine
>>>>>through the headphones, but no recordings seem to be saving themselves
>>>>>to
>>>>>the hard drive. So I'm hoping one of you folks can help set me in the
>>>>>right direction.
>>>>>
>>>>>Thanks.
>>>>>
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